VOCO OVERVIEW

VOCO 8 is more than just a simple mic processor. It's a complete solution for managing microphone audio throughout your entire facility with a comprehensive set of tools such as:

  • “Dominate-It” where the host mic can always be the dominant voice

  • Multiband processing

  • Studio grade mic preamps with phantom power

  • Eight line-level inputs

  • “Session Recall” for convenience

  • Livewire+™/AES67 support

The Omnia VOCO can adapt to nearly any voice or microphone, with factory presets tuned for both male and female voices and various degrees of processing.

 

 

 

 

VOCO FEATURES

Processing

  • De-Esser

  • 3-band Noise gate

  • 3-band Processing

  • 4-Band EQ

  • Brick Wall Limiter


Processing Chain Extra Features

  • Low Pass / High filters

  • Phase rotation

  • Dominate-It (reduces the level of other microphones by a predefined level whenever microphones with the Dominate-It feature are active.)

  • Four mix buses

  • Preset sharing between networked VOCO units

  • Share one VOCO between multiple studios

  • Session Recall

  • Control via external automation systems with “Link & Share”

  • 192 kHz Sampling Rate for Processing

  • Processing latency as low as 3 ms


Inputs

Eight high quality microphone preamplifiers, each switchable to line level analog input, four stereo AES/ EBU inputs (eight mono), Livewire+/AES67 AoIP input

 

Outputs

Line level analog, AES/EBU, and Livewire+/AES67 AoIP


Bus Mix

VOCO 8 now supports four mix busses. Each of the eight inputs can be used independently, or assigned to one of these mix busses to “combine” multiple microphones without consuming additional console inputs. This is especially helpful when used with the “Dominate IT” feature for managing a group of guest microphones. 

 

VOCO IN DEPTH

A User-Friendly Control Interface

  • Control all Mics on one screen

  • Change all settings from one single screen. No more opening and closing windows to go from one function to another.

  • Basic mode and Advanced mode: Basic allows selection of sessions and presets without direct access to processing parameters. Advanced mode, gives full access to all processing parameters in a single interface. Input and output VU meters along with de-esser and gate LEDs give access to channel activity at a glance.

  • Unlimited Undo/Redo tracks all changes and allows them to be saved as new presets.

  • Compare function allows quick comparison against a “reference” preset.

  • Omnia Remote Gateway software works with Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Server 2008 R2, and Debian Linux.

 

GUI #1: Studio Mode GUI

Studio Mode gives access to all processing parameters for all eight channels in a unified interface for
power users who want the ultimate in control.

 

GUI #2: Live Mode GUI

Live Mode allows quick selection of sessions and presets in just a few clicks for fast-paced live show environments without giving direct access to processing parameters.

 

HQSound 192 kHz

Omnia VOCO 8 features the HQSound 192 kHz algorithm. This high resolution algorithm provides a large range of gain control without the typical “pumping” or “smashed” sound that can occur with high levels of compression. The result is a robust microphone sound sure to please even the most critical ears.

 

Effective 3-Band Noise Gate

In voice processing, to get an efficient noise gate on all voices with one preset is impossible. This is mainly due to differences in levels and consistency between voices. With VOCO 8 it is possible to create a preset for each talent. This is a key point for a perfect noise gate efficiency. Working in 3-band is a real advantage. In noise gate, bands are able to work independently or in a Master/Slave scenario. This helps to isolate noise coming from table and doors.

 

S.I.S – Sound Impact System

A part of the HQSound 192 algorithm, S.I.S preserves attacks automatically for maximum voice impact.

 

Preset Sharing

Another unique feature, preset sharing allows users to synchronize presets and all changes on an unlimited group of VOCO 8 units. Preset sharing will automatically update all VOCO 8 processors without the need to load presets on each unit manually. In addition, whenever a new preset for a specific host is created in one studio, it will automatically be available in all other studios.

 

Multi-Studio Management

The Omnia VOCO 8 can process up to 8 microphones. Thanks to Multi-Studio mode, the Omnia VOCO 8 can distribute these resources across several studios. For example, if you have two studios each with three microphones, a single VOCO 8 can be used to independently handle the microphones for each studio. Each studio can also save and recall its own sessions for rapid configuration.

 

Security

The VOCO 8 features a full set of security features to prevent unauthorized tampering with presets and configuration. Multiple users and access levels are supported across all studios.

VOCO SPECIFICATIONS

Mic Input

  • 8 channels, XLR

  • +48v phantom, switchable

  • Source impedance: 150 Ohms

  • Input impedance: 4000 Ohms

  • Level Range: -75 dBu to -20 dBu


Line Level Input

  • ¼” (6.33mm)

  • Level: +4dBu or -10dBu


Digital Input

  • Quantity: 4 stereo (2 channels per AES/EBU input)

  • Standard: AES/EBU

  • Sampling Rate: 32 to 192 kHz - 24 bits

  • DB-25 using Tascam® format\

 

Livewire+/AES67 Input

  • Quantity: 8

  • Type: Livewire (Standard or Live stream) & AES67

  • Level: Adjustable in Omnia VOCO® user Software

  • Connector: Ethernet 100BASE-T

 

AES/EBU Sync

  • Internal digital sync from high precision clock source.

  • External reference supported from any AES/EBU input port.

 

Digital Output

  • Quantity: 4 stereo (2 channels per AES/EBU output)

  • Standard: AES/EBU

  • DB-25 using Tascam format


Livewire+/AES67 Output

  • Quantity: 8

  • Type: Livewire (Standard or Live stream) & AES67

  • Level: Adjustable in Omnia VOCO user Software

  • Connector: Ethernet 100BASE-T


GPI Interface

  • Connector: Standard DB-15


Audio Performance

  • Processing delay: 3 ms

  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 22 kHz +/-0.2dB

  • Distortion: <0.2% THD


Compatible Operating System for Remote Control Software

  • Omnia Remote Gateway software works with Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Server 2008 R2, and Debian Linux.

 

Omnia VOCO to Client Communication Interface

  • TCP/IP: Client (Remote via Ethernet)

  • Link & Share: 100% of parameter are accessible through telnet protocol


Power Requirements

  • 100-264 VAC, 47-63Hz autosensing, dual PSU


Power Connector

• Dual IEC male, detachable 3-wire power cords supplied

 

Regulatory

North America: FCC and CE tested and compliant, power supply is UL approved.

Europe: Complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/ EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS Directive), and WEEE.Ethernet - Industry standard EMI-suppressed RJ-45 connector.